A Patriots lineman got an interesting response from Elon Musk to his hyperloop question

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Joe Thuney during overtime of Super Bowl 51 in Houston. AP Photo/Darron Cummings

On Thursday, Elon Musk tweeted that he had received verbal government approval for his plan to build a hyperloop connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Per his vision, the underground transit system would connect the four city centers and enable riders to complete the New York-D.C. trip in an estimated 29 minutes.

Proponents argue that not only does the proposed tunnel structure offer an unprecedented travel time, but it also provides an economically and environmentally efficient solution to address many of the problems within the transportation sector.

Given the immense traffic in Boston, it should come as no surprise that its residents are also intrigued by Musk’s idea.

Patriots guard Joe Thuney asked the entrepreneur if there was a possibility that a pair of New England cities could be added. He replied to Musk: “Any chance you can include Boston or Providence in this loop?”


The response was promising: “Adding Boston and Providence would be the natural extension of the line.”

Musk, whose other endeavors include reinventing the car industry and space travel, acknowledged in a later tweet that there’s still a lot of work to be done before the ultrafast hyperloop becomes a reality.

In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, which is dedicated to the tunneling model and moving beyond 2-D transportation infrastructure. In February, the company announced that it had started building a test trench, measuring 30-feet wide, 50-feet long, and 15-feet deep at SpaceX’s headquarters in Los Angeles.